National Day in China in 2019

  How long until National Day?
This holiday next takes place in 75 days.
  Dates of National Day in China
2021Oct 1, Oct 2, Oct 3, Oct 4, Oct 5, Oct 6, Oct 7
ChinaThu, Oct 7National Holiday (additional day)
ChinaWed, Oct 6National Holiday (additional day)
ChinaTue, Oct 5National Holiday (additional day)
ChinaMon, Oct 4National Holiday (additional day)
ChinaSun, Oct 3National Holiday (additional day)
ChinaSat, Oct 2National Holiday (additional day)
ChinaFri, Oct 1National Holiday
2020Oct 1, Oct 2, Oct 3, Oct 4, Oct 5, Oct 6, Oct 7
ChinaWed, Oct 7National Holiday
ChinaTue, Oct 6National Holiday
ChinaMon, Oct 5National Holiday
ChinaSun, Oct 4National Holiday
ChinaSat, Oct 3National Holiday
ChinaFri, Oct 2National Holiday
ChinaThu, Oct 1National Holiday
2019Oct 1, Oct 2, Oct 3, Oct 4, Oct 7
ChinaMon, Oct 7National Holiday
ChinaFri, Oct 4National Holiday
ChinaThu, Oct 3National Holiday
ChinaWed, Oct 2National Holiday
ChinaTue, Oct 1National Holiday
2018Oct 1, Oct 2, Oct 3, Oct 4, Oct 5
ChinaFri, Oct 5National Holiday
ChinaThu, Oct 4National Holiday
ChinaWed, Oct 3National Holiday
ChinaTue, Oct 2National Holiday
ChinaMon, Oct 1National Holiday
2017Oct 1, Oct 2, Oct 3, Oct 4, Oct 5, Oct 6
ChinaFri, Oct 6National Holiday
ChinaThu, Oct 5National Holiday
ChinaWed, Oct 4National Holiday
ChinaTue, Oct 3National Holiday
ChinaMon, Oct 2National Holiday
ChinaSun, Oct 1National Holiday
  Summary
The Peoples Republic of China observes its anniversary on Oct 1st
  National Day in other countries
National Day internationally

When is Chinese National Day?

The People's Republic of China (PRC) observes its anniversary on 1 October. China's National Day has been celebrated in various ways during the history of the PRC.

In China, the holiday is officially three days, but the holidays are usually extended by bridge holidays compensated by working on weekends depending how the holiday falls in the week. This creates a so-called 'Golden Week' of holidays. This makes it the second largest holiday period in China. This approach was introduced in 2000 to help boost domestic tourism and to allow families to make long journeys to visit relatives.

In 2017, the Chinese National Tourism Administration said there were more than 710 million tourist trips during the eight-day National Day and Mid-Autumn holidays, contributing up to 590 billion yuan (88.68 billion U.S. dollars) in tourism income.

History of Chinese National Day

The People's Republic of China was founded on 1 October 1949 with a ceremony at Tian'anmen Square.

In December 1949, the Chinese Government passed the Resolution on the National Day of the People's Republic of China, declaring that 1 October is the National Day of China.

From 1950 - 1959, grand rallies and massive military parades were held to mark the National Day.

In 1960, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council decided to simplify the celebration, according to the principle of building up the country through hard work and frugality.

From 1960 until 1970, mass rallies were still held in Tian'anmen Square, though military parades were cancelled.

From 1971 to 1983, visiting parks and other galas replaced mass rallies and military parades.

Grand celebrations have been rare held since then, except for the mass rallies and military parades in 1984 and 1999 to commemorate the 35th anniversary and 50th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.

Most people believe that countries' national days are of crucial cultural importance, acting as symbols of independent states and reflecting a country's government system.

Did you know?

Three facts about National Day

Half the world's pigs live in China.

Fortune cookies are not a traditional Chinese custom. They were invented in early 1900 in San Francisco.

In China almost 90% of teenagers are short sighted; yet during the 1950s, that figure was about 15%.

More facts about National Day

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